A highlight of any childhood is a memorable snow day. Whether the time is spent sledding, building snowmen, or engaged in an epic snowball fight, children adore the winter weather and the exciting activities that abound when the temperature drops.
As lifelong residents of the Pacific Northwest, my family has had our fair share of amazing snow days. This year, our area has had historic snow levels, and we couldn’t be happier.
We’ve spent hours playing in the winter wonderland outside, and although we love the simple unstructured snow activities, after a few days, we were looking for ideas that would take our snow day fun to a whole new level.
We discovered these brilliant ideas, that will surely help families everywhere create snow adventure memories that will last a lifetime.
Snow Mandalas via Wilder Child, make for a memorable (and gorgeous) snow day experience, that will thrill adults just as much as children.
Snow Volcano via Science Sparks, is a unique twist on the classic baking soda and vinegar science experiment that has been a favorite for generations.
Build a Snow Igloo via Your Modern Family, will keep the whole family busy and working together as you create a real igloo that can be used for all kinds of imaginative play. This step-by-step tutorial shows you everything you need to know.
Swedish Snowball Lanterns via The Artful Parent, will surely be an activity that the entire neighborhood will appreciate. This easy-to-make winter luminary is not only gorgeous, but a fun family tradition that you’ll want to do every year.
Snow Ice Cream via The Prairie Homestead, will quickly become a wintertime snack your kids won’t stop talking about. It’s tasty and easy to make, and the ultimate way to use up all that snowy goodness outside.
Maple Syrup Snow Candy via Happy Hooligans, is a delicious winter treat that will be enjoyed by kids and adults alike. Only one ingredient, and three simple steps, to create a tasty outdoor-made treat to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Snow Games via Kid Activities, offer tons of ideas for outdoor games to play with kids of all ages in the snow. From Footprint Tag and Snow Baseball, to a great idea for a colorful scavenger hunt, you’re sure to find something your family will adore.
Frozen Bubbles via Housing A Forest, gives kids a fabulous hands-on science lesson, as well as a breathtaking visual experience.
Squirt Gun Snow Painting via 123 Homeschool 4 Me, is a whole new way for children to use squirt guns. No need to wait for summertime, when you have a beautiful snow canvas.
Giant DIY Winter Marbles via Sisters Know Best, would make a lovely addition to any snowfall. Explore colors and science with the kids, while creating a gorgeous decorative marble for your yard or neighborhood.
What is your favorite way to enjoy the snow with children? Feel free to share your links or ideas in the comments below.
You might also like our Winter Activities & Crafts board on Pinterest.